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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Current naming is pictured around Bountiful High on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 after the school announced it would to retire The Braves name. The school's new mascot will be "The Redhawks," announced on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Bountiful High names new mascot to replace controversial ‘Braves’

By Courtney Tanner | April 9, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jane Erickson hangs a welcome back banner with help from Lavell and Olivia Manavahe as students return to Highland High School in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Starting next fall, the start time for the high school will be pushed back an hour to let students sleep in longer.

Salt Lake City is going to start classes an hour later so high schoolers can sleep in

By Courtney Tanner | April 9, 2021, 4:16 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: It’s unfathomable that we’re still sending kids to schools that could collapse in an earthquake. It’s time to do better.

By Robert Gehrke | April 7, 2021, 12:19 p.m.

(Screenshot) Ryan Gabriel, an assistant professor at Brigham Young University, gives a devotional address online on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Black BYU professor urges Latter-day Saints to end ‘sin of racism’

By Courtney Tanner | April 7, 2021, 9:06 p.m.

(Lynn R. Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Standing on the roof of the new East High School, then-principal Kay Peterson, framed in the window on left, watches as crews demolish the west wall of the old school in August 1996. The school was one of the first in Salt Lake City School District to be rebuilt to be seismically safe.

How this ‘earthquake nut’ prompted one Utah school district to make all of its buildings safer

By Courtney Tanner | March 28, 2021, 2:10 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) West Lake STEM Junior High at 3400 S. 3450 West in Taylorsville as seen on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, sustained extensive damage during the earthquake. District officials have decided it is too unstable to ever be reopened.

State leaders have known for decades that Utah kids could die in unsafe schools during an earthquake. They’ve taken little action.

By Courtney Tanner | March 28, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Dixie State University) Pictured is Dixie State University in St. George. The school is currently undergoing a process to change its name.

Here’s when Dixie State University anticipates selecting a new name

By Courtney Tanner | March 26, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pictured in 2016 is the campus of Southern Utah University, including its arts museum. The school is the only one in the state this year to not be increasing tuition and it has also requested to decrease its fees.

Tuition and fees are increasing at all but one college in Utah. Can you guess which?

By Courtney Tanner | March 26, 2021, 10:58 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A classroom of 2nd graders at Northlake Elementary in the Tooele School District, Dec. 18, 2020.

Based in part on data from Utah’s crowded classrooms, CDC says desks can be closer than 6 feet during pandemic

By Erin Alberty | Mike Stobbe | AP Medical Writer | March 20, 2021, 12:29 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  University of Utah graduates begin their commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2018, on their way to the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The University of Utah will hold some graduation ceremonies in person

By Rebekah Wahlberg | March 15, 2021, 10:28 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Self-portraits of students wearing masks hang on a wall at Crescent Elementary in Sandy on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. As Utah school districts struggled to make the most of the pandemic school year, they’ve come away some innovations that are expected to stay long after the coronavirus has subsided.

Five things COVID-19 has changed about education in Utah

By Julie Jag | Becky Jacobs | March 12, 2021, 5:23 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A students does her online school work at the Jordan School District Auxiliary Services Building in Riverton, on Monday, March 8, 2021.

This Utah school district is committing to a virtual future beyond the pandemic

By Courtney Tanner | March 15, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) The Y on Y Mountain east of Provo is lit in rainbow-flag colors to show support for the LGBTQ+ community on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

LGBTQ students at BYU light up the ‘Y’ in rainbow colors

By Courtney Tanner | March 5, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

(Chris Caldwell | AP)"DIXIE" is painted on a sandstone rock formation in St. George, Utah, near Dixie State University. The school can now move forward with possibly changing its name after a final vote from the Legislature on March 3, 2021.

Bill on changing Dixie State University’s name gets final approval from Utah lawmakers

By Courtney Tanner | March 4, 2021, 2:20 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) UnsafeU members Devon Cantwell, left, and Rebecca Hardenbrook, next, lead a march on Oct. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City against the police at the University of Utah in this file photo. Cantwell and Hardenbrook are now part of a legislative effort pushing for a commission of students to review and recommend policy changes for campus safety in the state.

Utah Senate guts campus safety bill, eliminating student-led commission to study problems

By Courtney Tanner | March 3, 2021, 8:24 p.m.

(Chris Caldwell | AP) Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State University is shown Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in St. George, Utah. Dixie State University is trying to drop "Dixie" from its name due to the association with the Confederacy.

Dixie State University’s new name could still include ‘Dixie’ after all, with changes to bill

By Courtney Tanner | March 5, 2021, 8:59 a.m.

(Screenshot via Brigham Young University) A new report released by Brigham Young University on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, finds that students of color often “feel isolated and unsafe as a result of their experiences with racism at BYU."

BYU released a report saying its students of color feel ‘isolated and unsafe’ due to racism on campus

By Courtney Tanner | February 27, 2021, 5:17 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, talks to a police officer at West High in this 2019 file photo. She is running a bill in the 2021 legislative session to add training for and address other concerns with school resource officers.

Black kids in Utah are arrested at 8 times their share of the population. This bill suggests a way to possibly change that.

By Courtney Tanner | February 26, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth |The Salt Lake Tribune) West High students conclude their day on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. A student at the school, Arundhati Oommen, is pushing for her peers age 16 and older to be able to vote in local school board elections.

A 16-year-old Utah student has drafted a bill to allow those her age to vote in school board elections

By Courtney Tanner | February 25, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City School District teachers and students rally at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Photos: Salt Lake City teachers rally against lawmakers for pressuring the district to reopen in person

By The Salt Lake Tribune | February 25, 2021, 3:51 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) In this file photo, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins addresses the crowd during her inauguration, Sept. 21, 2018. With Watkins now stepping down in April 2021, the Legislature is contemplating how transparent the school must be in searching for her replacement.

Utah Legislature walks back proposal to hide the names of those applying to be a university president

By Courtney Tanner | February 23, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Michael Good, CEO of University of Utah Health, has been named the interim president to lead the University of Utah while the state searches for a replacement with Ruth Watkins stepping down.

Interim president named to lead University of Utah after Ruth Watkins’ departure

By Courtney Tanner | February 20, 2021, 2:34 a.m.

(The Associate Press) In this June 30, 2020, file photo, a sign stands at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Dixie State University may not be able to change its name as Republicans in the Utah Senate delay hearings

By Courtney Tanner | February 20, 2021, 1:34 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) People gather for a memorial walk on the track where University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey used to compete on the two-year anniversary of her murder on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. A bill spurred by the officer's misconduct in handling her case is moving through the Utah Senate.

Bill looks to prevent ‘bad’ officers from easily jumping departments in Utah

By Courtney Tanner | February 20, 2021, 2:25 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Ronald Winterton, R-Roosevelt, speaks in support of his bill regarding school mask mandates, in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

Mask rules in Utah schools would be up to districts and health officials — not the governor — under ‘local control’ bill

By Courtney Tanner | February 19, 2021, 3:27 p.m.